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Startup Selling: Talking Sales with Scott Sambucci

Over the past twenty years, I’ve led three Silicon Valley startups to their first customers and revenue, and sold everything from financial data, enterprise software, and vaporware to cabinet doors, amusement park daily programs, and “would you like fries with that…?” My customers have included the largest financial institutions in the world, top US Universities, cabinet door makers and people that eat at Applebees and go to amusement parks... I’ve learned a lot, and made a few, ahem, well… a lot, of mistakes. Here in The Sales Podcast with Scott Sambucci, I share the lessons learned from my past two decades of selling. In each episode, I discuss a specific topic in selling and sales strategy like how to find new prospective customers, how to manage leads, how to run an effective sales meeting, uncovering customer needs, and developing pricing strategies. Episodes are a mix of guest interviews, observations from the field, and sales techniques that I’m using every single day. And people that care about such things, I’ve written two books, been a TEDx Speaker, been featured on CNBC, The Financial Times and NPR. Oh… I’m also a husband, a dad, and a three-time Ironman triathlete. Build your sales process so that you can have the company you imagine. The Sales Podcast with Scott Sambucci will help you get there.
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Now displaying: March, 2024
Mar 29, 2024

In this episode, Scott Sambucci delves deep into the transformative power of confidence, drawing from his rich tapestry of experiences, which include training for arduous 100-mile races and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments. Through captivating anecdotes and practical insights, Scott underscores the indispensable role of confidence in both professional and personal realms. He highlights the importance of instilling confidence in oneself and others, exemplified by a customer's approach to empowering soccer players on the field. Moreover, Scott addresses common challenges encountered by company founders, such as the tendency to seek constant validation, and advocates for the implementation of structured sales processes to bolster confidence and expertise in client interactions. Additionally, Scott offers invaluable guidance on navigating stakeholder engagements, providing strategic advice on pricing strategies and decision-making processes. Through actionable next steps, including assistance in webinar content creation and outreach strategies, Scott empowers listeners to cultivate unwavering confidence, refine their sales approach, and navigate complex business landscapes with conviction and resilience.



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Mar 22, 2024

In this episode, Scott emphasizes the universal importance of resilience, offering three essential steps: commitment, control, and challenge. He shares a personal story of resilience during a demanding training run, illustrating the power of perseverance in overcoming obstacles. Customer needs revolve around persisting with business efforts, including prospecting and maintaining focus amid distractions. Budget considerations stress the ongoing necessity of consistent prospecting efforts in business operations. Scott introduces strategies for building resilience, such as leveraging past experiences and setting aside dedicated time for prospecting. Overall, the episode provides actionable insights for cultivating resilience in both personal and professional spheres, empowering listeners to overcome challenges and achieve their goals.



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Mar 15, 2024

In Episode 4 of the Go Farther series, Scott delves into the intricacies of overcoming obstacles, drawing inspiration from the hero's journey archetype. He underscores the importance of maintaining flexibility and relentless progress in the face of challenges, urging listeners to view obstacles as integral parts of their own narratives. Throughout the episode, Scott emphasizes the significance of problem-solving, meticulous planning, and the willingness to seek assistance when encountering hurdles. He outlines a practical four-step process for adapting to obstacles, empowering listeners to confront challenges head-on with confidence and determination.

Key customer needs discussed include the potential loss of top clients, the ramifications of making a bad hire and navigating shifts in market demand. Stakeholder insights shed light on challenges such as team members' potential leave or illness, as well as personal emergencies impacting business operations. Customer budget considerations highlight the importance of asking for assistance when faced with obstacles.

In essence, Scott's episode serves as a beacon of guidance, reminding listeners to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and to seek help when needed on their journey to success.



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Mar 7, 2024

In this episode of the Go Farther podcast, Scott shares valuable insights into the art of staying focused on the present moment while effectively managing future concerns. He dives into practical planning strategies, emphasizing the importance of prioritization and time management for achieving productivity.

Throughout the episode, Scott addresses common customer needs and concerns, such as hiring decisions and budget considerations, offering practical advice applicable to various industries and scenarios. Stakeholder discussions revolve around organizational strategies and pipeline management, providing actionable insights for listeners.

 

 

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Mar 1, 2024

Join Scott as he recounts his transformative experience with the Uberman triathlon, sparking the inception of GoFarther. In this episode, he highlights the importance of tackling difficult challenges and forging personal frontiers.

 

With fervor, Scott encourages listeners to pursue bold ideas, emphasizing the invaluable lessons learned through adventurous endeavors. Tune in for inspiration to embrace discomfort, push boundaries, and embark on your own extraordinary journey of growth and discovery.

 

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